Brian Wampler knows a lot about capturing the sound and feel of an amp in a stomp box. He's had plenty of practice, and the results speak, sing, scream, and roar for themselves. When he puts his mind to making an amp-in-a-box pedal, you're not getting just another distortion. You're getting a master class in tone.
Somewhere between the classic distortion tones and the ultra-modern high gain sound, there was an American amplifier that redefined gain. Soldano amplifiers have been heard on some of the best guitar albums, and Brian couldn't resist the challenge of capturing an authentic SLO-100-inspired tone in a pedal. Brian's refined ear and wealth of experience designing pedals has led him to take what he feels are the killer tones of that amp and bring them under foot for guitarists with any setup.
The SLOstortion brings the awesome tone of those killer high-wattage heads and famous preamps together into one package, with a voicing that will be maintained across virtually any setup. No need to worry whether you'll have a good clean tone and a good distorted tone. Just your favorite amp and the SLOstortion to take your tone to places walked by some of the best guitar-slingers from the 1980s to today.
It features a great three-band EQ to make sure you can have "The Tone" through YOUR setup, whatever it may be. The gain is switchable between two separate modes to capture the nuances and flavor of its inspiration. The normal mode will go from a nearly clean tone to a tight, defined crunch, and the high gain mode goes all out. It's responsive too, and to top it off, even when the tone is as heavy as it gets, the pedal doesn't squeal and hiss with noise. No sacrifices for your rig.
The pedal also features a specially tuned clean boost. It's an op-amp boost circuit Brian's worked on for some time, and even at unity output, it will add a little something extra to the sound. Stand out for your solo, or just give it that little extra kick. To complete the package, it functions independently: a true two-in-one pedal, offering great value.
We think you're going to love this one. Brian's worked on it as hard as he's ever worked on anything before, and the results are apparent: an authentic American roar, with all the gain and tonal adjustments you need to take you and your rig wherever you need to go, and reliability that won't let you down. Rock on, powered by the Wampler Pedals SLOstortion!
"...For reference, I've owned 3 SLOs, 2 Avengers (1 with el34s), and 2 GTO pedals - played the amps mostly through a Bogner 4x12 with an x pattern of vintage 30's and G12H30. I do not like 80's metal tones - I go more for Warren Haynes type tones, and all my SLOs had the WH and Depth mod. The Wampler SLOstortion comes extremely close to capturing the tone and feel of both the lead channel and the rhythm/crunch channel. It easily surpasses the GTO. The richness and thickness of the lead tones make this pedal a must buy for Warren Haynes fans... The pedal is remarkably quiet - even with gain maxed and boost turned up it is very quiet. Surprising given the amount of gain it does have. Very impressive pedal. ...."
"...I got one and it had it's first gig last night. It really stopped me in my tracks. It's not just another overdrive/dirt pedal, and it does not sound like one either. It really is a SLO in a pedal. I've owned a “Hot Rod 50” so I know this really sounds like one. I also must say the boost with the volume is worth it's weight in gold!!!! I used it with a “Pinnicle II” and a “OCD v.3”; I must say my dirt pedal search has come to an end. It has a real amp feel verses a dirt pedal feel. Thank you Mr Wampler...."